Writing Competition


SONY Young Movellist of the Year

For writers aged between 13 – 19th years

“Are you the next J.K. Rowling, Michael Morpurgo or Malorie Blackman? Is there half a novel hidden in your desk or in a computer folder that could be the next Hunger Games? Or maybe you have an idea and just needed that little bit of inspiration to get writing…” from the website.http://www.movellas.com/competition/show/201302121559428767/young-movellist-of-the-year

 The Reading Agency is offering support for writers.

You could be the Sony Young Movellist of the Year!

This is a UK based competition with one international award.

The prizes:

1) The overall winner will be offered the opportunity to sign a publishing contract with Random House, including a £2,000 advance! They will also receive a Sony Reader.

2) The two runners-up will receive  Malorie Blackman’s entire teen backlist, published by Random House, and a Sony Reader.

3) The overall winner and the two runners-up will be invited to afternoon tea with Malorie Blackman, and will be able to bring a parent, guardian or friend each.

4) An international winner (selected by the Movellas team) will receive Malorie Blackman’s entire teen backlist, published by Random House, and a Sony Reader. Two runners-up will also receive Malorie’s backlist.

5) One winner (selected by the Reading Agency and Movellas community) who ONLY submitted the first three chapters of a novel (i.e. did not follow up with a full length novel – but why would you do that!?) will receive a mentoring session with a professional writer.

Here are the full terms and conditions 

City of Rockingham 2012 Short Fiction Awards

City of Rockingham Writing Awards Opportunity 2012

Event Date 12 Oct 12

Event Location Rockingham

 2012 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards.

This is a national competition and the voucher prizes are transferrable.

Event Details link

Over $2000 in prizes on offer in three categories – an outstanding short story opportunity for writers of all ages.
Entry is free, and all entered stories must be inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of the artwork upon the entry form – Spring Breakers: Trigg, by Julie Silvester (2004, from the City of Rockingham Art Collection).

Prizes :

Open Awards
1st prize $400
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Two commendations of $50
Over 50s
1st prize $400
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Two commendations of $50
Young Writers Awards
1st prize $250
2nd prize $100
3rd prize $50
Rockingham Shopping Centre vouchers

This is a wonderful opportunity for budding young writers! Entries close 12th October, so plenty of time.

Awards & Opportunities

Take a look at Awards & Opportunities at WordWorlds.

More author links and pep talks from authors.

Learn about and link to :

The Text Prize

The Vogel

The Inky’s

National Novel Writing Month

more to come…


ABC Heywire Competition

Heywire calling all 10, 11 and 12 students from rural and regional Australia.

The HEYWIRE competition is now open to people aged 16 – 22, to submit a story about life in Australia outside the major cities.

 Write a story, record an audio piece, edit together a video or snap a picture. Upload it to the site, and you might be jumping on a plane in February for a week that you’ll never forget!

That’s us…

See the website for details.

You can enter now.

Every year 40 winners get an all-expenses-paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit, held in February at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Participants, debate and workshop issues with industry and ABC mentors, brunch with politicians, tour the War Memorial, learn leadership skills and attend a reception in their honour at Parliament House.


Reminder – entries close 31st May Creative Writing Prize

Read This Creative Writing Prize. Entries published on-line

National Year of Reading 2012, delivered by the National Year of Reading, the State Library of Victoria and Good Reading Magazine.

Open to current residents of Australia aged between 12-18 years old. Each state and territory will be awarded an individual and a team prize. Submit entries AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE between 1st March & 31st May 2012.

10 entries in each state or territory forwarded to the panel of judges at The State Library of Victoria’s Centre for Youth Literature – this will be  shortlisted of 3. Click on the link above for more details!

Greatest Reading Superhero – nominate now

Marvel & Scholastic – their powers combined for the National Year of Reading!

Check this link

The competition closes on 3 August 2012. The winners will be judged on 24 August 2012 and published on this website.

The National Prize: The ultimate Apple home system including a Mac Book Air, iPad2, the latest iPod — worth over $2000 in total! —and a super Scholastic kids’ library valued at over $500.

PLUSthe school of the National Prize winner receives $5000 worth of supplies from Scholastic! The school library also wins an iPad2.

State Prize: A winner will also be selected from each State and will receive an iPad2 and a super kids’ library valued at over $250!